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Mrs. Kooy from Mount Vernon WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Boost our 6th grade class library with informational books!

Help me give my students a wide variety of informational books! My students are reading at anywhere from 2nd grade to 10th grade levels. These books will expand our class library with excellent options to read & learn!

  • $453 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are typical 11 year old kids--full of enthusiasm and excitement for life! I love talking with my students and getting to know them and their hopes and dreams.

60% of my students qualify for free/reduced lunch and 20% of them are English language learners.

I've noticed many of my students have limited access to books out side of school. I want each of my students to have access to books they are interested in, at a level they can read and understand.

My Project

This month I am launching a new unit on informational reading. I am excited about this unit because I believe it is so important for students to learn effective strategies for reading informational and non-fiction text.

So much of the reading done in advanced education and adult life is informational and nonfiction text--it's vital for my students to learn and practice these strategies in books they can read and enjoy!

I have selected a wide range of books for this project to match the wide range of interests and reading levels of my students. When this project is funded, my students will have increased options in our class library to read and learn from informational texts. I am excited to see them grow in this important aspect of literacy!

Mrs. Kooy
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans during World War II • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $8.98 2 $17.96
Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation) • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation) An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Footba • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles America's First Black Paratroopers • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Omnivore's Dilemma Young Readers Edition • AKJ Education $10.99 1 $10.99
Abraham Lincoln: From the Log Cabin to the White House Campfire Heroes Line • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Omnivore's Dilemma for Kids: The Secrets Behind What You Eat • AKJ Education $8.55 1 $8.55
Chew On This Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines Going Behind the Environmental Headlines • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Lily Renee, Escape Artist From Holocaust Survivor to Comic Book Pioneer • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Ten Days a Madwoman • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Dark Game: True Spy Stories from Invisible Ink to CIA Moles • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pirates • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Space • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Rain Forests (Research Guide) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Tsunamis and Other Natural Disasters • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Fact Tracker-Magic Treehouse Dog Heroes: Dogs in the Dead of Night • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Horse Heroes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Dragons and Mythical Creatures • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Twisters and Other Terrible Storms • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Ancient Greece and the Olympics • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Soccer • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The $25,000 Flight (Totally True Adventures) • AKJ Education $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
National Geographic Kids Chapters: Diving With Sharks! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
National Geographic Kids Chapters: Monster Fish! • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Anne Frank? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Louis Armstrong? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Rascally Rabbits! And More True Stories of Animals Behaving Badly • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the Great Chicago Fire? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Were the Twin Towers? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Dirty Rotten Vikings • AKJ Education $1.90 1 $1.90
The Book of Dinosaurs • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75
White House Q&A • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

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